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Law and Literature in Medieval Iceland: ‘Ljosvetninga saga’ and ‘Valla-Ljots saga’

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The two sagas here presented in translation with commentary belong to a class of medieval Icelandic texts commonly called family sagas. There are some three dozen of these sagas, composed for the most part in the thirteenth century, which tell stories about leading Icelandic figures and families from the time of the island's colonization around 900 to the middle of the ele ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by Stanford University Press
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Kersplebedeb
Jan 29, 2008 Kersplebedeb rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like Icelandic sagas.
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an interesting presentation of two sagas - with some of the more interesting fag-baiting that i remember seeing in the genre - with a lengthy examination of the use of the law in the sagas, and whether it was historically accurate. Long story short: it wasn't, which didn't stop the Nazis from looking at it as a source of inspiration.

read it after you've read a few sagas to get the most out of it.
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